9/16 – 2/17: Major Arcana Playshop: Collage Your Own Tarot
This is where creativity, intellect and your spiritual practice unite. Join Topaz Weis for the first ten sessions of this two part series as she guides you in collaging cards to honor the major arcana archetypes that can help guide your life story.
The 22 Major Arcana cards of the Tarot illuminate a story and system of wisdom about the Universe and our place in it. Each card embodies an archetypal figure with specific messages of guidance to help us navigate life situations and provide perspectives in our relationship to ourselves and others. Collaging a 5×9 card for each is like casting stepping stones across a river. You will gain a deep understanding of the profound teachings contained in each step of your journey. Each week a new archetype will be introduced. Crafting a card is a fun process, revealing wisdom and truth on many levels. No prior experience or talent required!
1st and 3rd Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, beginning Sept. 16th, 2018.
This new series runs from Sept. 16th – Feb 17th. (no session Nov. 18th)
Discounted punch cards are available for the full first series of 10 classes for $200, 5 classes for $150 or drop-in single rate of $35. All materials provided.
Oct. 7: Magician
Oct. 21: High Priestess
Nov. 4: Empress
Nov.18: no session
Dec. 2: Emperor
Dec. 16: Hierophant
Jan. 20: Chariot
Feb. 3: Strength
Feb. 17: Hermit
Part II of this series begins 3/17/19
Reserve your space by registering below or call Topaz at: (802) 343-8172. This workshop comes in 2 series. Sign up for the first series of 10 sessions, 5 or one at a time. Registration required. Early registration secures your spot as space is limited.
Topaz, thank you for an incredible class! You created a safe and stimulating environment that allowed me to explore myself through the arts in its many forms! It was the just the right balance of teaching, guidance, variety and space to cultivate and nurture my creative and unfolding self. You took me to my creative edge and supported my expansion! Truly delightful! Thank-you!”
— Niko Pruesse, Strozzi Life Coach
1/12 – 2/16: Good Grief
Grief is like water.
Sometimes it’s vapor, weightless and bearable, reflecting the light around, yet always present.
Other times it’s a cloud of fog, so impenetrable that you cannot see through it to move forward.
And at times, it’s like an ocean, cleansing waves rolling in, the peaks and valleys giving way to gently soothing laps upon the shore.
Still other times it’s like a torrential storm feeding a raging river, the streams and creeks filling the swollen banks, taking over everything, all cracks and fissures in the earth filling with torrents of water droplets, every one joining forces as the roiling river rushes to the sea.
—by Iris Kananaugh
Have you or your clients experienced loss of a loved one or relationship, life transition, identity shift, or cultural / ancestral grief? Has grief stopped you from feeling fully alive? How do we attend to both the tasks of living and grieving? Art is one answer. It provides color and texture in a time when life feels heavy and dull. Explore the art of grieving though music, art, movement, writing. No prior art experience needed. Pre-registration required.
Saturdays, January 12th – February 16th (class cancelled)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
All materials included
* A commitment to attend all 6 sessions is requested as this is a workshop that has a designed progression and missing sessions will weaken the fabric of the group container. For information, workshop specifics and registration, please call: (802) 343-8172
5/11, 18, 25: Live, Love, Play for Women
Something magical happens when women meet in creative space together. We are by nature intuitive, resilient, strong and playful. But when do we give ourselves time to play together…not with kids? Come to the studio where we will engage in multi-modal processes; visual art, movement, rhythm, storytelling and dramatic play that will liberate your imaginative spirit. Celebrate yourself and sisterhood with 3 sessions of guided creative processes. Insights and direction will magically unfurl from time spent creatively playing together. No previous experience or talent required. Allow Springs creative spark to take hold within you and watch your creative spark energize your life.
May 11, 18, 25
Time: 10:00 am – 12:15
$50 Early Registration by 5/5/19
For information and registration call: (802)343-8172.
Expressive Arts Burlington is the product of a visionary. Topaz has developed a landscape of opportunity to create, play and engage in a process which is fun, expressive and rich with meaning.” — Katey Wyndorf
Touch Drawing for Groups, Families or…consider making it a creative Date Night!
Touch Drawing is for artists of any level, including absolute beginners. Imagine a private 2 hour opportunity to bond with your partner, friend or family in the fulfilling realm of creativity. With Touch Drawing you can experience inner authentic imagery coming alive on the page and have no expertise or talent at all! Paper is placed over a piece of Plexiglas to which paint has been applied. Wherever the paper is touched, an imprint is made. Impulses from within take form on paper through the movement of the fingertips on the page. This intuitive, meditative process moves us deeply into ourselves. Sharing this process with family members is fun, builds trust and supports closeness in a gentle, non-judgmental atmosphere. You’ll each walk away with at least one finished canvas, a whole lot of raw material to use for future projects and some great memories.
Prices include all basic Touch Drawing supplies & 1 canvas or watercolor paper per participant. Additional canvases will be available for purchase at the studio.
Two Hour “Studio Dates” by Appointment
$300 for 2 parents and 2 children
$200 for a couple
$150 for 1 parent with 1 child
$100 for each additional adult
$50 for each additional children
Group, Family/Couple Touch Drawing is available by appointment only. For more information and to set up appointment: contact: (802) 343-8172 or firstname.lastname@example.org The deposit for your session can be sent to: Expressive Arts Burlington, 200 Main St. #9, Burlington, Vt. 05401 Please include your name, email address and phone number with your check.
Coming of Age: Mothers and Daughters
Do you wish there was a place and rite of passage to welcome girls into womanhood? This workshop provides mothers and daughters (ages 11 – 14) or (ages 8 – 11) a fun and creative forum to explore their changing relationships as daughters make their transition from the realm of childhood into the circle of women. Come play, dance, sing, tell stories and make art together with other mothers and daughters in a celebration of our lives. This workshop is a 6 week commitment and is limited to a total of 12 participants.
No previous art experience necessary.
Call for dates and/or sign-up. (802) 343-8172
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“In a word, this class is magical. If you are an artist in a creative rut- or another type of soul searcher- this class
will be a great gift to yourself. My fellow classmates were amazing and Topaz is a truly inspired and knowledgeable instructor!” — M Ketterling
Next Date: TBA
Expressive Arts Training for Caring Professionals
This is a collaborative workshop offered by Michelle Turbide and Topaz Weis. It is intended for clinicians, social workers, nurses, caregivers, teachers, body workers, or any helping professional. Created as an introduction to multi-modal expressive arts, we will explore the use of these modalities so that they can be resources in your practice and you will gain skills for harvesting a more ’embodied’ presence in your work and life.
Expressive arts are often used for stress reduction, physical and emotional healing, and the understanding of self. When you experience the power and efficacy of these techniques first hand, you will be able to incorporate them into your practice with ease.
The workshop engages in experiential exercises to explore career values, strengths, and the integration of the two utilizing movement, art making, written/spoken word, as well as process/discussion. No talent or previous art experiences are required.
For more info call: (802) 343-8172 or (802) 881-7607
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Hearts and Noses
An Improv and Clown Acting Workshop for Boys, ages 9 – 12, and the Adults who Love Them.
Don’t miss this chance to play together in the delightful, delectable world of clowning around. You’ll have a chance to laugh and play with others in a supportive environment. Here you can find a forum for connecting deeply, parent and child, and enhance or transform your relationship in the physically exaggerated world of the clown. We all have clowns living inside us, waiting to be invited to come out and play!
- Develop your own personal clown.
- Explore issues of collaboration.
- Initiate a ‘yes….and’ framework of communication.
- Build cooperation and mutual respect.
- Noses Provided! No experience necessary.
Cost: $75 per adult/child pair (Each boy must be accompanied by one parent or other special adult in their life.)
Pre-registration & $25 deposit Required.
Please bring any items for personal use and to share that could be incorporated into a clowning costume, i.e. hats, baggy clothes, bow ties, suspenders etc.
For more info and registration call: (802) 343-8172
Please send payment to 200 Main St Suite 9, Burlington, Vt. 05401, or click the link below.